Marine schools may have closed this summer, but many of their gardens were busy. Because they have been involved in the Captain Planet Foundation program in Project Giving Gardens.
Media investor Ted Turner and producer Barbara Pile were founded in 1991 based on the local message “Captain Planets and Planets”, which was first broadcast on the Turner TBS network and is now in sync.
Project Grants Gardens “provides work, fresh, locally grown and free produce for students and families, as well as planted gardens for teachers,” said project director Ashley Rice. After returning to school in the fall (the school garden), it eliminates the need to start from scratch.
The idea for the project took root in Atlanta in May 2020.
“With COVID and children dropping out of school, these gardens were not active during the most productive season,” she says. The foundation knew that it could enable urban farmers and those communities to work for those gardens.
According to Rousseau, dozens of schools around Metro Atlanta, which were involved in the project education paradise in another project education garden, have been moved to the new project gardens with more than 20 community gardens.
Since then, the gardens have provided fresh, organic grown food to Atlanta students and families who have been severely affected by the disease for 100,000 100,000 or 400,000.
This summer, with partners UC Marine Master Gardeners, Conscience Kitchen and Food School Campus Project, the project came to the Bay Area and 22 Marine Schools were on board.
Alice Water, the founder of the Food School Campus Project, loved the idea of project giving gardens.
In a press release, he said, “When I saw the Captain Planet Foundation’s response to Covi in Atlanta last summer, I said,“ Why don’t all school gardens do this in the summer? I told her.
Lu Suton Elementary School, Loma Verde Elementary School, Linuxwood First, Novato Charter School, Rancho Elementary, Edna Maguyer Elementary School, Willow Creek Academy, Talmup Valley First Step by step, Martin Luther King Jr. was a junior at the Academy. High School, Park School, Strawberry Point School, Lagunitas Elementary, Paper Creek Creek Kids Corner, Bolinas Elementary, Somali Elementary, Invennes Elementary School, West Marine Elementary and San Pedro Elementary.
The Marine City Community Services District and the West Marine Community Garden also participated in the project.
“The main gardeners (UC Marine) have organized and planted all the plants needed for the program,” said Russ.
Marin middle and high school teachers and student farmers, volunteers and paid farmers grow those beginnings and seeds in a variety of gardens.
Their commitment led to an abundance of artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin, fresh pepper, lettuce, melons, pumpkins, squash, sweet potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, tomatoes and zucchini.
“San Pedro Elementary School got its first crop with 75 pounds of lettuce, strawberries, cabbage, collar green onions, purple cabbage and peas,” says Russ.
Those 75 pounds, combined with the pounding of other participating gardens, brought the entire county’s total harvest distribution to one ton of food.
Rice went on to say, “The product goes first to the families on the school grounds, then to other community action marines, conscience kitchens, San Geronimo Valley Community Center, Vivalon and other grocery stores.”
This year’s project will end on Sunday when the gardens return to school for outdoor use. However, the program will continue the following winter.
“People can volunteer to collect or prepare gardens in the spring, or they can support the program by donating money to Captainplanetfoundation.org,” says Rice.
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Don’t miss an event
• Meet 40 botanical people from the local houseplant community and grow your collection. Participate in the Swap, Post-Variation Garden Tour and Herbs and Accessories at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sir Francis Drake Blade Marine Art and Garden Center. In Ross. Tickets cost $ 20 and include drinks. For those who are not completely vaccinated, a mask is needed. Call 415-455-5260 or go to maringarden.org.
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